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Family Style: Memories of an American from Vietnam By Thien Pham Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250809728
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: First Second - June 20th, 2023


Family Style tells the story of Thien Pham's immigration to the United States from Vietnam using memories of food to tell his personal story. Each of the eight chapters in the book are titled after foods that Pham and his family ate during their migration and American assimilation. This beautiful all-ages graphic memoir proves the emotional power of the link both food and memory have over us. 

Review by Kalani

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Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir By Ellen Forney Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592407323
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Avery - November 6th, 2012

This is one of the few books I frequently visit, like a good friend who I haven't seen in a long time, and we just sit down and drink tea together. It is a highly researched but deeply personal memoir about having bipolar disorder, and the fears that surface upon being diagnosed. She shares her downfalls and the coping skills she learned for them. It is a beautiful journey of finding balance, accepting the long-windedness of recovery, and the magic and familiarity of feeling good, after spending a long time being nostalgic for it.

Review by Javi

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Walking Distance By Lizzy Stewart Cover Image
ISBN: 9781910395509
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Avery Hill Publishing - December 20th, 2019

I don't get to do as much walking as I would like, but when I do, I feel great. Walking feels like a revolutionary act these days. This short but stunning book invoked so many feelings for me. I wish this was 300 pages long because I would read it.


Review by Rosa